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Browne and Sexton appointed to new Connacht Rugby roles

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Connacht Rugby have appointed Andrew Browne and Mark Sexton to the roles of Elite Player Development Officers.    Browne represented Connacht 156 times over 11 years and is thus no stranger...

The Connacht Team That Beat A Powerful Leinster Side In The 2016 PRO12 Final

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Five years ago today, Connacht claimed their first Pro12 title at Murrayfield.   The side coached by Pat Lam scored three tries through Tiernan O’Halloran, Niyi Adeolokun and Matt Healy.   Leinster...

Challenge Cup Final: Teams and Preview

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leicester Tigers and Montpellier clash in the Challenge Cup Final on Friday at Twickenham.    Leicester saw off Connacht Rugby, Newcastle Falcons and Ulster Rugby en route to a first final...

Friday Round 3 Rainbow Cup Team Sheets - Irish Derbies

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The teams for Friday's Irish Derby games in the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup have been confirmed and are listed below alongside live TV Broadcast information.   TEAM NEWS HEADLINES   #MUNvCON Matt...

Rainbow Cup Round 3 Referees Confirmed

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Match Officials for Round 3 of the PRO14 Rainbow Cup and Rainbow Cup SA have been confirmed and are listed below alongside live TV Broadcast information.   Friday, May 14   Munster Rugby...

Quinn Roux to depart Connacht Rugby at end of the season

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Connacht Rugby have announced that Quinn Roux will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of this season.     The second row joined Connacht from Leinster in the summer of 2014...

Leinster field three 2021 British and Irish Lions against Connacht

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Leinster Rugby team to face Connacht Rugby tomorrow in Round 2 of the PRO14 Rainbow Cup in the Sportsground has been announced.   Leo Cullen has made a number of changes from the 23 that...

Warren Gatland Names The 2021 British & Irish Lions Squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The British & Irish Lions Head Coach, Warren Gatland, has today named a 37-man squad to tour South Africa for the 2021 Castle Lager Lions Series. Gatland has also named Alun Wyn Jones as captain for...

'It's a poor, poor tournament' - O'Driscoll criticises standard of PRO14

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll has delivered a brutal assessment of the PRO14 by dubbing it a "poor, poor tournament."   The Irish powerhouses Leinster fell 32-23 to French side La Rochelle...

Leinster Injury Update

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster Head coach Leo Cullen has issued an injury update ahead of the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup game against Connacht Rugby on Saturday in the Sportsground.       "Rowan Osborne (hand)...